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Commercial vehicle accidents often take a tragic toll on families

The vast majority of parents who transport their children to school or other routine destinations usually arrive without any complications beyond traffic backups. Unfortunately, as the early-morning commute commences, there is often an increase in the amount of work-related traffic, which can lead to serious commercial vehicle accidents. One recent wreck has left an Arizona family devastated.

The accident report stated that a large dump truck was headed north on a local road in the early morning commuting hours. A mother who was transporting her two children, aged 9 and 7, was proceeding along an intersecting street. Though there are still no clear details, it was indicated that the commercial vehicle struck the woman's SUV as she was completing a left turn onto another road.

The collision resulted in the two minors suffering critical injuries. The 9-year-old girl was transported with life-threatening injuries. She later died of those injuries a few hours after the wreck. The younger child is still reportedly in critical condition. The mother was also injured, though her condition was not considered critical.

Arizona officials stated that the dump truck driver was cooperating at the scene and it is unclear whether he or she will face charges until the investigation has been completed. This family has suffered a tremendous loss and the surviving members may have a long and arduous recovery ahead of them. If it becomes clear that the driver of the truck was at fault for this deadly wreck, then it may be possible for them to file a claim for the monetary damages they have sustained.

Victims of commercial vehicle accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries from which they may never fully recover. A successfully filed civil suit may allow them to alleviate their financial losses while they seek to make progress on their physical recovery. An experienced and compassionate attorney may be able to provide sound advice as to the feasibility of filing such a lawsuit in the civil court system.

Source: azcentral.com, "Child dies, another hospitalized after crash with Phoenix dump truck", Matthew Lively and Robert Gundran, Dec. 4, 2017

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